Yorkdale mall unveils gender-neutral bathrooms

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For all those traditionalists out there, get used to seeing more gender-neutral bathrooms across the country. At Yorkdale Shopping Centre men and women who feel they would feel more comfortable in a gender-neutral bathroom can now do so.

“The new washroom provides an inclusive option for anyone, including transgender people, people of diverse gender identities and those who may require accompaniment of some kind,” reads a statement from the mall.

The 10-stall washroom has been open to the public for just under two weeks and is in addition to the seven men’s and women’s washrooms respectively, two family facilities, three nursing rooms and several single toilets.

Ivanhoe Cambridge, which operates 28 shopping centres across Canada, has had universal washrooms for some time now.

Starting with its Vaughan Mills retail outlet north of Toronto in 2012, the company has added 20 universal washrooms at nine of if its properties and there are ongoing plans for additional facilities at other locations.

Other places like The Royal Ontario Museum swimming pools and community centres, some restaurants and universities now boast non-gender specific washroom with multiple stalls.
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